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British man suffers broken ankle with bone protruding from the skin at Spain & # 39; s of the Bulls

British man suffers broken ankle & # 39; with bone sticking out of his skin & # 39; after falling during the third day of the Spanish Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona

  • The 49-year-old suffered a composite fracture while running the San Fermin run
  • He and a 42-year-old from Chicago were taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning
  • Twelve runners have been injured so far during this year's festival, three of which have been nailed

A Briton was taken to the hospital with a broken left ankle after a fall at the famous Running of the Bulls festival.

The 49-year-old was left in agony with the broken bone sticking out of his skin after the fall of the third of eight runs on Tuesday morning in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

He is not fully named and is only identified by his initials – S.S.

Men walk the bulls in Pamplona on Tuesday morning as part of the daily herding of animals to the arena during the San Fermin festival

Men walk the bulls in Pamplona on Tuesday morning as part of the daily herding of animals to the arena during the San Fermin festival

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday, where a British man has sustained a broken ankle

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday, where a British man has sustained a broken ankle

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday, where a British man has sustained a broken ankle

It is not known where he comes from. He was operated on Tuesday morning in a city hospital.

The British runner was one of the two men who were brought to the hospital from the half mile course on Tuesday morning.

The other was a 42-year-old from Chicago.

A wild cow jumps on revelers who have created a human barrier at the entrance to the arena at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday. Several men are taking photos with their cell phones.

A wild cow jumps on revelers who have created a human barrier at the entrance to the arena at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday. Several men are taking photos with their cell phones.

A wild cow jumps on revelers who have created a human barrier at the entrance to the arena at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Tuesday. Several men are taking photos with their cell phones.

So far this year 12 runners needed hospital treatment – three for bloodstream injuries.

Four of the 12 victims so far are American.

The six fighting bulls, led by six oxen, took just over two minutes to complete the course on Tuesday through the old town of Pamplona.

A paramedic takes care of a man who is injured while running the bulls

A paramedic takes care of a man who is injured while running the bulls

A paramedic takes care of a man who is injured while running the bulls

A paramedic takes care of a man who is injured while running the bulls

On Tuesday morning during the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, ​​paramedics care for men who were injured while running the bulls.

The nine-day festival – known as San Fermin in San Fermin – began on Saturday afternoon with the traditional & # 39; chupinazo & # 39 ;.

Partygoers who traditionally wore red and white were quickly soaked in sangria when the event started.

The eight morning rounds, called encierros in Spanish, are the highlight of the festival.

A & # 39; mozo & # 39 ;, or runner, falls under the bulls of the Jose Escolar Gil ranch during the third encierro or run of the Pamplona San Fermin festival on Tuesday morning

A & # 39; mozo & # 39 ;, or runner, falls under the bulls of the Jose Escolar Gil ranch during the third encierro or run of the Pamplona San Fermin festival on Tuesday morning

A & # 39; mozo & # 39 ;, or runner, falls under the bulls of the Jose Escolar Gil ranch during the third encierro or run of the Pamplona San Fermin festival on Tuesday morning

Most party goers party all day – and often all night – with many who get little sleep and sometimes not at all before they view the 8am encierros behind the safety of wooden barriers.

Sixteen people were killed during the annual festival, which ends on July 14 and became famous for the novel & # 39; The Sun Also Rises & # 39; van Ernest Hemingway from 1926, since the recordings started in 1910.

A man evades the path of the bulls on Tuesday morning at the San Fermin festival

A man evades the path of the bulls on Tuesday morning at the San Fermin festival

A man evades the path of the bulls on Tuesday morning at the San Fermin festival

The most recent death was in 2009 when 27-year-old Daniel Jimeno, from Madrid, was dug in the neck by a bull named Capuchino.

Various foreigners, from Australians to Americans to British and Irish, are normally one of the wounded.

Between 200 and 300 are usually wounded at the festival every year during the bull run.

Men run through a busy street in Pamplona on Tuesday morning before and next to the bulls

Men run through a busy street in Pamplona on Tuesday morning before and next to the bulls

Men run through a busy street in Pamplona on Tuesday morning before and next to the bulls

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival on Tuesday

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival on Tuesday

A bull gets a revue when he falls into the arena after running the bulls at the San Fermin festival on Tuesday

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